New laws threaten show societies

The NSW Liberals and Nationals are transferring as much Crown Land to local councils as fast as they can.

Last year they pushed through new laws so they can transfer showgrounds, community halls, playgrounds and sporting clubs out of government ownership.

But the NSW Liberals and Nationals rejected pleas to require this land to remain as community land.

The Agricultural Societies Council of NSW for instance has said this will ‘open the doors for showgrounds to be potentially sold off and slated for other development.’

Councils have little say in what land is being transferred to them. Nor is the Government providing any money to help them pay for maintenance of this transferred land.

Yours Sincerely, Mick Veitch, Shadow Minister for Primary Industries.

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